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The International Library of Bioethics

Precautionary Reasoning in Environmental and Public Health Policy

Authors: Resnik, David B.

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  • Develops a novel and useful approach to precautionary reasoning in environmental and public health policy
  • Places the Precautionary Principle within the wider context of precautionary reasoning
  • Uses philosophical arguments and case studies to demonstrate when the principle does—and does not—apply
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This book fills a gap in the literature on the Precautionary Principle by placing the principle within the wider context of precautionary reasoning and uses philosophical arguments and case studies to demonstrate when it does—and does not—apply.  The book invites the reader to take a step back from the controversy surrounding the Precautionary Principle and consider the overarching rationales for responding to threats to the environment or public health.  It provides practical guidance and probing insight for the intended audience, including scholars, students, journalists, and policymakers. 


About the authors

Dr. Resnik has been a Bioethicist at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health since 2004. Dr. Resnik was an Associate and Full Professor of Medical Humanities at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University (ECU) from 1998-2004, and an Associate Director of the Bioethics Center at ECU and University Health Systems from 1998-2004.  Dr. Resnik was Assistant and Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wyoming (UW) from 1990-1998, and Director of the Center for the Advancement of Ethics at UW from 1995-1998. Dr. Resnik has an M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and J.D. from Concord University School of Law. He received his B.A. in philosophy from Davidson College.  Dr. Resnik has published over 300 articles and 9 books on various topics in philosophy and bioethics and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He serves on several editorial boards and is an Associate Editor of the journal Accountability in Research.  Dr. Resnik is also a Certified IRB Professional.  


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-70790-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Precautionary Reasoning in Environmental and Public Health Policy
Authors
Series Title
The International Library of Bioethics
Series Volume
86
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
This is a U.S. government work and not under copyright protection in the U.S.; foreign copyright protection may apply
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-70791-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-70791-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-70790-3
Series ISSN
2662-9186
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 335
Number of Illustrations
21 b/w illustrations
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